Sandwiched between breakfast (the alleged “most important meal of the day”) and dinner (the meal that seems to get all the attention), there’s no good reason to overlook lunch.
Lunch can be the midday bright spot in the workday, or where you linger on a day off. From where to settle in for a marathon chat sesh with the ladies who lunch, to handy spots for quick bites, we’re exploring lunch of all kinds, all around Vancouver.
Here’s where to eat lunch if you’re in Mount Pleasant.
Main Street’s Cascade Room has recently added lunch for the first time, and that means Mount Pleasant has a chill new spot for a British-inspired midday meal. Created by Executive Chef Tim Evans (a Brit himself), the Cascade Room’s new lunch offerings runs the gamut from a Full English Breakfast to hearty entrees (with a few light bites and gastropub grub selections in between).
Address: 2616 Main Street, Vancouver
Editor’s note: Cascade has suspended their lunch service; hit them up for drinks and dinner instead!
This casual Main Street eatery dishes up some fresh pan-Asian influenced fare. Lunch goers who drop by Miura will find an appetizing range of small and large plated items (which complement the wine, sake, shochu, and cocktail options available), like Salmon Poké, Tuna Nori Carpaccio, finger lickin’ good chicken wings, Udon Alfredo, Korean-inspired poutine, and the eatery’s legendary waffle sandwiches.
Editor’s note: Miura closed in December 2016
Decked out with retro-style furnishings, Lucy’s Eastside Diner is a warm and inviting space, which screams of yesteryear. The 24 hour joint offers a range of comfort-driven lunch items, including burgers, sandwiches, grilled cheese, and more.
Address: 2708 Main Street, Vancouver
Open from Wednesday through to Sunday, Thyme to Indulge offers guests a lunch menu listing an array of tempting plates, including Seared Dungeness Crab Cake Salad, BBQ Pulled Panini, Tuna Melt, and more. If breakfast is more you’re thing, the cozy Main Street spot also offers an all day breakfast menu.
Address: 2858 Main Street, Vancouver
February 16, 2017 – Editor’s note: Thyme to Indulge announced on February 9 that they have permanently closed. More details here.
A study in the intersection of Japan and East Van, Zipang Provisions offers diners a broad spectrum of dishes, including inventive sushi-style rolls, sashimi, fried appetizers, grill items, and nigiri sushi pieces.
Address: 3068 Main Street, Vancouver
Dock Lunch is essentially a one-woman show; Elizabeth Grace Bryan cooks and serves in this apartment-esque lunch spot, with a couple of daily choices on the menu. Your lunch could be an homage to the foods of Provence, a juicy banh mi sandwich, or fried chicken and waffles.
Address: 152 East 11th Avenue, Vancouver
The Wallflower diner is a place to enjoy comfort classics in an inviting environment. Ever the equal-opportunity enable, Wallflower cooks up foods that can suit any diet, from gluten-free to vegan, with plenty to keep omnivores sated.
With its delicious mix of casual/hearty fare, relaxed vibe, and sun-laden patio there are plenty of reasons to drop by Burgoo at lunchtime. The bistro-style restaurant offers up soups, sandwiches, and salads, in addition to the crowd pleasing Macaroni and Cheese (a Burgoo favourite), Chicken Pot Pie, and more.
Address: 3096 Main Street, Vancouver
Located on a quiet stretch of East 6th Avenue (near Main Street) The Whip offers patrons well-deserved pints, comforting lunchtime fare (with plenty of options for vegetarians and meat eaters alike), and a cozy patio.
Address: 209 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver
When discussing tasty lunch spots in Mount Pleasant, one venue comes up time and time again; Lebanese-inspired Nuba. Offering a reliably good menu, Nuba dishes up traditional Lebanese appetizers with pita and pickled cabbage, soups, salads, falafel, stews, kebabs, and more.
Address: 146 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver